Press Release Roundup: Performers and real-life couple Brad McGuire and James Roscoe have extended their exclusive contracts with Treasure Island Media (TIM). A rep notes studio founder and owner Paul Morris flew to Chicago, where the models currently live, to seal the deal. The press release notes that Mr. McGuire is HIV-negative, while Mr. Roscoe [pictured, left] is HIV-positive. He is the third all-male adult performer in recent months to publicly disclose his poz status. “As a community we have a moral and social imperative to demolish the HIV-positive closet. We are adults and participating in a tremendously vital and important sexual culture that is under attack,” said Morris. “We know exactly what we’re doing, and we will not allow reactionary individuals and organizations to dictate our behavior.” He termed the couple “fitting role models for young gay men” and says “they are living their lives with honesty and integrity. I couldn’t be more proud to have them in the TIM family.” Today’s press release notes TIM is currently filming condomless content featuring only openly positive male performers, with the first film set for release in the spring of 2011. Mr. McGuire made his erotic debut in 2000 and has roughly 40 films and compilations on his videography; Mr. Roscoe has been active since about 2007. The studio is currently streaming an episode featuring the pair: CLICK HERE.
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22 Comments so far

  1. TJ on October 27, 2010 3:39 pm

    What ever happened to Adam Wolfe?

  2. bernard on October 27, 2010 7:54 pm

    Okay, reading this article sickens me. Does Treasure island media understand the stupidness of there actions. I do not understand why barebacking has become so popular lately. Does Treasure Island Media think HIV or AIDS does not existed or no one is getting it anymore. I mean let’s get real the movies are nothing more than “Bug chasers” movies. I really do not think that these actors want the virus but as a gay man myself I will always wear a condom no matter what. SHAME ON YOU, Treasure Island Media.

  3. Bill on October 27, 2010 7:57 pm

    http://www.xbiz.com/news/126786

    FSC’s Executive Director Diane Duke told XBIZ that such conduct is at the center of the efforts to find appropriate regulations for the adult industry by both Cal/OSHA and the FSC.

    “Despite our opposition to a state-imposed mandate for the universal use of condoms, FSC does not endorse the exploitation of potential HIV infection of performers for promotional purposes.”

  4. Bill on October 27, 2010 8:01 pm

    And just to make sure everyone can watch the potential HIV infection of one of their models they are giving the scene away for free online! Classy, just like heroin dealers giving away the first taste for free.

  5. MMDD on October 27, 2010 8:11 pm

    “He termed the couple ‘fitting role models for young gay men.’”

    Please tell me my eyes didn’t read this right. I guess they did. Sorry, but prostitutes are NEVER “fitting role models” for gay men or for anyone else for that matter.

  6. Victor on October 27, 2010 10:27 pm

    Thanks for including pictures of the two performers instead of the T.I.M. logo!

  7. EdWoody on October 28, 2010 1:15 am

    There really is no hope for the human species. We deserve to die if this is the kind of people we produce.

  8. Chad B on October 28, 2010 1:30 am

    Hands down…. this is the most vile story I have EVER read. Shame on TIM! Seriously… you need to sign “exclusive” deals with these infected models? I doubt there was a bidding war and I seriously doubt anyone else was interested.

    Role models… really? Bullshit!

    TIM seems to be trying to take down the porn industry single-handedly… but hopefully will force the issue of mandatory condoms in porn in California. The indusry needs it and the models, all of them, deserve it. TIM can relocate to under some rock in the Nevada Desert.

    Then we have some companies in SF that put negative models with positive models…. while they know who is positive and not… they choose not to warn the models… but hide behind “we only produce safe sex” bullshit. Seriously… do you think for a second that any negative model would willingly have sex with a positive model? Why the fuck would they do that?

    The “responsible” companies in the gay industry are going to start testing models and ensuring their safety… despite the best efforts of these despicable morally lost bottom feeders. There are already many that are testing ALL talent and eventually there will be more.

    A very sad day!

  9. tom on October 28, 2010 6:55 am

    Let me begin by saying that I always use condoms and require my partner(s) to use them. And I am HIV-negative.

    However, my take on this statement by Paul Morris is quite different: “We have a moral and social imperative to abolish the HIV-positive closet.” My interpretation is that Morris wants HIV-positive performers to be up-front about their status and NOT hide it. The danger is not that there are porn performers who are positive; the danger is in NOT KNOWING who they are. When I know the status, I can make an informed decision.

    As to his second statement about these men being “role models,” I believe they are. They are showing that a couple can be loving and in a relationship even though one of them is positive.

    I don’t get the judgmental part in some of these comments. Some would say that anyone who “watches” porn is a pervert. I don’t agree with that nor do I agree that porn performers are any more sleazy than some who are not in the industry.

    At least the performers who choose to do porn with someone who is HIV-positive KNOW the status of the partner.

    I doubt the same can be said for some people who are not involved in porn.

  10. Chris on October 29, 2010 7:43 am

    “He termed the couple ‘fitting role models for young gay men.’”

    He should have added “to destroy themselves.”

    Seriously, is there a mole at TIM who works for the Republician right-wing that’s hell-bent on destroying the gay community in America?

  11. Brian on October 29, 2010 10:54 am

    I am very much with Tom on this one guys.

    People can have a magnetic relationship (poz and neg) and find love. Also the neg person in the relationship in this case is a strict top so his risk of infection is quite low even without condoms (not impossible to infect but highly unlikely)

    Also I applaud TIM for using only poz models in an upcoming feature as they already have HIV and it leaves performers who are negative out of the equation. Now if they had a bottom who was neg and 10 tops who were poz then that is a different story but I see no problem with all poz actors performing together. Just leave those who are neg out of the scenario.

  12. Chris on October 29, 2010 1:28 pm

    Chad said

    “Seriously… do you think for a second that any negative model would willingly have sex with a positive model? Why the fuck would they do that?”

    Whats vile is your hate and antipathy for the HIV positive man.

    I Do hope you never “catch babe”

    You will richly deserve the “stigma” you have so easily attached to others!

    Plenty of men make INFORMED decisions to have sex with a positive person, an hiv neg man on treatment is not likely to pass an infection.

    I would rather risk catching an STD and living with that

    than catch what you and other “sex hysterics” are spewing

  13. MMDD on October 29, 2010 4:55 pm

    I’m very much in favor of these guys being open about their HIV+ status and tearing down the “HIV closest,” as it were. But calling them role models for gay men is absurd. Role models just because they’re honest about something they should always be honest about in the first place? Come on now. These are men who are paid to have sex with other men. I’m not saying they’re bad guys or anything like that, but seriously, that’s just not role-model material.

  14. Caine on October 29, 2010 5:11 pm

    The other thing no one seems to be noticing is that the release asserts that Brad McGuire is HIV negative and as a fan of his, I know he has been appearing in bareback porn since at least 2003.

    I guess that dispels the myth that all bareback performers are HIV+.

    People bareback and bareback porn is far more popular than condom porn. Bareback porn companies take far more precautions to protect the health of their models than do safe sex gay porn companies.

  15. Chad B on October 29, 2010 8:59 pm

    Chris,

    Get over yourself!

    We’re not talking about “LOVE” here. We’re talking about the porn biz where two guys are booked to be in a scene with each other. There is an absolute responsibility of the producer to ensure the safety of all involved – even if they don’t demand it themselves.

    And I stand by what I originally said… I seriously doubt that there is any neg “model” out there who would do a FUCK scene with a pos “model” regardless of condoms.

    Certainly guys in their private lives can make informed decisions – but that has absolutely nothing to do with the porm biz.

    Clear?

  16. Adrian on January 15, 2011 2:12 pm

    They’d be doing it bareback whether or not they were on film. I don’t see your point.

  17. dude on March 3, 2011 4:51 pm

    First off let me say, If these guys choose to engage in bareback video’s thats there business. (kinda of smart of “TIM” to coop the market in this sort of industry).

    They are adults and its easy enough to educate yourself about your sexual choices. I’m sure each partner has weighed the risk to themselves. Obviously they have made the choice that best suits them. Come on Nanny state get off our backs and let us all be adults.
    If your against it don’t watch it. If you enjoy it more power to ya. Its a great outlet for viewing taboo topics in today’s society. Every one has the choice to Watch/don”t watch, Buy or not to buy, Support or not support. Engage or not engage. Its that simple. Best to assume all partners in hook up situations are poz or have some other sorta of STD, and act accordingly weather there telling the truth or not. Its your ass your health your choice as to what your risk level is and what your willing to do or act on. And don’t give me this crap about partners lie about there status Its your health your life act accordingly. Grow up accept your part of the responsibility in any discourse sexual or otherwise.

  18. Harry on October 3, 2011 2:56 pm

    It’s weird to me that a lot of you guys are so upset about “the stigma against HIV positive men.” I don’t have anything against HIV positive men, but I sure as hell have something against HIV. I don’t want to become infected. I’ve spent the last 20 years trying my hardest not to become infected. Because I think it’s wrong to have unprotected sex does that mean I am stigmatizing HIV positive men? The fact is, you are in for a rash of shit for the rest of your life if you become infected with HIV. Medications, doctors, insurance, paperwork, not to mention the stomach troubles, infections etc etc if you spend a lot of time on meds. Do I want this for myself? No. Do I stigmatize the guys who are HIV+? If stigmatize means that I wouldn’t have sex with them unprotected, then I guess I am. The kids who watch these videos? Does it make barebacking and cumming inside someone’s ass OK for them? I sure hope not. I remember taking my friend with AIDS to the hospital emergency room when his pic line fell out. A pic line is a tube in your chest that goes into your heart, so that medication can be shit into the tube. he was in his last year, I think, and I would go to his house to help him write letters to friends and do his bills and paperwork. This was almost 20 years ago. My friend got infected in those first days of the “gay cancer” and I wathed him suffer horribly, and finally die in the early 90′s. I’ve watched other firends who have been HIV positive for years, reduced to tears over the constant diahrreah and stomach problems from the cocktail. Do kids today even know about any of these consequences of having a nice big dick shoot it’s load into their assholes? The stigma is against suffering. What? We’re supposed to say it’s OK to shoot your load into anyone’s ass? Sorry. It’s not OK. It causes suffering. It causes death. Kids need to know that.

  19. Andrew S. on October 22, 2011 3:03 pm

    Why are the majority of you letting this bother you? If you don’t “support” this studio, then don’t waste the energy hating it. There is a larger world out there that is far more precious than one studio producing movies, regardless of the material. Let’s focus our collective energies on something more productive, I say! Who wants to go plant a new garden with me?! ;-)

  20. Ledom on November 4, 2011 1:11 am

    In case anyone is completely fucked in the head and doesn’t know, the transmission of hiv can occur even between two individuals who are both positive; they are simply passing different strains of it back and forth. This isn’t safe. Read stuff first before you go on a spree with men and stop putting on condoms the minute you turn positive.

    Gay men who are positive should REALIZE that hiv is a deadly virus that has no cure and it is OKAY for men to not want to contract it for their longevity. Less effort needs to be put into making positive men feel more normal and more into educating negative men to REMAIN negative.

  21. Rick L on February 6, 2012 5:33 pm

    Ledom,

    Show me anywhere where it’s been proven that HIV+ or men with full blown AIDS can swap strains? This is called a “superinfection” and it’s happened on so few occasions in documented medical history that they can almost be counted on two hands. As of 2005 there were 16 known cases of this happening world-wide.

    Do HIV+ fuck in an attempt to get superinfected? Yes, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen.

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